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Shelly Derrer

Co-owner of Allure Salon / Hair Stylist

Education and training.
My favorite continued education classes are the 7-day seminars held at Vidal Sassoon academy. The cutting and color classes that I attend are a great way to learn new techniques.

Favorite service you provide to clients.
I feel that subtle adjustments, whether it’s a haircut or color change, are great ways for clients to get something new and different.

Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
I love to get pedicures and manicures. It’s a great way to take care of yourself and relax too!

Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
I love Allure’s atmosphere, and I’m proud of our accomplishments. I hope our clients feel cared for and enjoy our relaxing, fun environment.

Bob Derrer

Co-owner of Allure Salon

Education and training.
I graduated from Northwestern Michigan College and Sassoon Academy of London.

Favorite service you provide to clients.
I enjoy being the best at customer service.

Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
I love anything and everything Allure has to offer. This salon is totally dedicated to their craft and it shows.

Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
Shelly and I are so proud of the business we have grown. It was only made possible with the assistance of all those who surround us.

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Ashlynn Coonrod

Manager

Education and training.
I graduated from Douglas J. Aveda Institute for cosmetology.

Favorite service you provide to clients.
I think being as efficient as possible at the front desk, and throughout the entire salon, is something our clients appreciate. I enjoy being a familiar and friendly face each time they come in.

Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
Although it might not be the most enjoyable thing in the world, I love the results of waxing. There is nothing better than not needing to shave your legs or underarms!

Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
I studied interior design at Central Michigan University for two years, before deciding to enroll at Douglas J Aveda Institute. I was inspired by my cousin, to attend Douglas J Aveda Institute, who is a successful hair stylist. I like to make people feel good, whether it be doing great hair, or just being a smiling face. I started at the salon as an assistant, building clientele. I was offered the position to help Bob out at the front desk and have worked my way up from there. I like being able to greet our clients and make them feel welcome from the minute they walk in the door, until they step back out again. I love my job and feel very lucky to work with such a talented group of individuals.

Melissa Burgess

Hair Stylist

Education and training.
I graduated from TBA Career Tech Center, specializing in Cosmetology. I attend Vidal Sassoon cutting classes, Vidal Sassoon color classes, and Martin Parsons updo classes.

Favorite service you provide to clients.
I truly enjoy all of the services I offer!

Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
I love a great pedicure and getting my hair cut and colored.

Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
I provide straightening and relaxer services. I also give thorough consultations for clients who just aren’t sure what they want. A good consultation is the best way to start a service and to make sure my client and I are on the same page.

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Cassie Hairston

Hair Stylist / Nail Tech / Makeup Artist

Education and training.
I graduated from Douglas J Aveda Institute in June of 2010. I also completed the educator training program through Douglas J and received my instructors license in 2012. I have always enjoyed the continued education offered through Aveda for cutting, color and makeup.

Favorite service you provide to clients.
I really enjoy providing my clients with a great, fresh color… especially highlights! I love to make sure my clients leave my chair with a complete look; starting with a nice color and haircut, followed by a blowout that makes them feel like new.

Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
I love receiving any spa service at Allure. Nothing makes me feel refreshed and renewed like a facial, shellac manicure and pedicure!

Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
It is my goal to make people feel their best when they are leaving Allure. I love that I have the opportunity to effect not only the way people look, but also the way they feel. Allure has given me the chance to connect with my clients and ensure they look and feel their best.

Helen Martin

Esthetician

Education and training.
After graduating from Traverse City Central, I attended CMU and received a business associate degree. While in Mt. Pleasant, I also attended MJ Murphy School of Cosmetology and Aesthetics.

Favorite service you provide to clients.
Facials. I love to see a guest come in all stressed from the day and be a part of melting it away!

Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
It’s all good! I am so lucky to work with such a talented team. I love getting any service at Allure.

Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
I’ve been in the industry for over 25 years and love it! Every day is different and every client is different. I love when a client comes in and when they leave, you feel you have made a difference in their life. I have met some very amazing people over the years. What a gift!

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Audra Holmes

Hair Stylist

Education and training.
I graduated from Douglas J. Aveda Institute, in East Lansing, in 1998. I attend Aveda hair shows in Toronto, Dallas, New York, Chicago and Cincinnati.

Favorite service you provide to clients.
I love providing my clients with highlights and color. Although, I take pride in every service I provide, a great color just finishes the look.

Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
I always love a pedicure when I have the time!

Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
I’m a busy wife and mother of two boys. I love my job and being a part of my clients’ lives in helping them acheive their desired look.

Andrea Tharp

Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist

Education and training.
I graduated from Excel Academics of Cosmetology.

Favorite service you provide to clients.
I love to do haircuts and color. It’s amazing how you can transform a persons hair with even the simplest change.

Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
Manicures! When you work with your hands it’s great to have them looking their best.

Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
Having moved from Royal Oak to Traverse City in 2011, everyone in Traverse City and Allure have been very friendly and welcoming. I feel very fortunate to call this my new home. I also participate in the St. Baldricks Foundation, which helps in finding a cure for children with cancer. I am heavily involved with the Armada PAL Association; a one week camp for kids to have fun and be kids!

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Liza Armour

Hair Stylist / Nail Tech / Makeup Artist

Education and training.
I graduated from Douglas J Aveda Institute in August of 2014. I continue to take Aveda hair color systems and hair solutions classes when possible.

Favorite service you provide to clients.
I enjoy providing any cutting, color and facial waxing service to my clients as long as it makes them look and feel their best!

Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
I enjoy any spa service and getting my hair blown out.

Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
I am proud to work side by side with everyone at Allure. I am beyond greatful to have found an environment where I look forward to going to work every single day!

Elizabeth Sterling

Hair Stylist

Education and training.
I graduated from cosmetology school in San Francisco, CA and went to work for a high end salon in SF’s Union Square as an assistant. There I participated in an amazing advanced education program being mentored by top industry stylists. I was also fortunate enough to attend several Vidal Sassoon cut and color classes while living there. After 7 years of living in California I decided to move to Chicago, IL to be closer to family. I worked as a stylist in another education driven salon. I attended color and styling classes at the Aveda institute in Chicago. I also traveled to New York, NY a couple times a year to attend the Bumble and bumble University for classes in cutting, razor cutting, styling, product knowledge and inspiration.

Favorite service you provide to clients.
I really do love both cut and color but, I would have to say that cutting curly hair is my favorite. It is a much more visual approach rather than technical as curls may vary even on the same head! It seems every curly client has a nightmare story of getting their haircut. I love to put them at ease and show them how great curls can be.

Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
Nothing beats a relaxing shampoo. It can turn your whole day around!

Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
After living in major cities for most of my adult life, I am thrilled to be back home in Traverse City. I couldn’t ask for a better place to raise my two beautiful children, Elliott and Hazel.

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Jessica Worden

Hair Stylist / Esthetician / Makeup Artist

Education and training.
I graduated from TBA Career Tech Center for Cosmetology. I take various Aveda and Vidal Sassoon educational classes.

Favorite service you provide to clients.
I feel I can be most creative performing all types of haircuts.

Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
I love getting fresh color on my hair and a good shellac manicure.

Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
My favorite part about being in the beauty industry is that I can provide clients with an immediate satisfaction. I’ve always felt very happy taking care of people.

Kelsey Armour

Hair Stylist / Nail Tech

Education and training.
Douglas J Aveda Institute- Graduated in 2011
Advanced Academy- 6 months, hair cutting specialist
Aveda color classes- basic color, blonding and the Deep color line

Favorite service you provide to clients.
I love doing highlights and pedicures! It is very rewarding to be able to see the before and after and how happy those services make my guest feel.

Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
Facials are the best! I love the Aveda skin care products.

Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
I graduated from cosmetoogy school, in East Lansing, in 2011. I participated in Advanced training as a hair cutting specialist for 6 months at Douglas J Salon and Spa in Okemos. After 2 years, I moved home to Traverse City and plan to stay in the area. I love doing hair cuts, color and nails!

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Michelle Lintz

Hair Stylist / Nail Tech

Education and training.
I graduated from Transitions School of Cosmetology at Mott Community College in Flint, Michigan. I have attended many hair shows and classes in various cities and states. I am looking forward to many more Aveda classes this year.

Favorite service you provide to clients.
I enjoy doing all services, especially hair color and highlighting. Pedicures and manicures are also a favorite of mine.

Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
I love a relaxing pedicure and manicure. A cut and color always makes you feel amazing, also!

Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
I am in my 19th year of being in the cosmetology industry. Having just moved to Traverse City in November of 2016, I truly appreciate the warm welcome I have received from the staff and clients her at Allure Salon & Spa. It has been a dream of mine for many years to live in this beautiful city and I couldn’t be happier with my new start. I am looking forward to many more wonderful years to come!

Shaelyn Bunner

Assistant

Education and training.
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Favorite service you provide to clients.
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Favorite service you receive at Allure Salon.
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Share anything about yourself, the salon or the cosmetology industry.
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